Despite the embargo-free Comic Con screening, I've had to keep the lid on my option of the new Judge Dredd film. It's out this Friday in the UK and I do wonder the point of embargoes for films like this. Its budget was only $40 million and everyone I know who has seen it either liked or loved it. Why they'd want to prevent a couple weeks of positive buzz leading to the opening weekend is beyond me.
Anyway, it's very The Raid-ish, but it's also quite good, here's my full, spoiler-free review (londonfilmfanatiq.com).
Originally posted by Lord of The ManorAnyway, it's very The Raid-ish
I wasn't planning on seeing it but you sold me with this. And short of having Karl Urban speak Indonesian it couldn't be more like The Raid. It's not as good IMO but given that The Raid is one of the finest action movies in the last decade that's hardly a criticism.
I thought they were going to go a bit overboard with the 3D-slo-mo footage early on, but thankfully they dialled that down a bit and the main bulk of the movie was a really fun ride.
Originally posted by John Orquiolaif I have any complaints, it's that Dredd 3D (SPOILERS) (backofthehead.com) could have been even more violent.
Agreed. There isn't really a believable threat to Dredd until near the end of the movie, and when it comes some of the
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Judge on Judge violence doesn't really work because it's hard to distinguish one from t'other
Anyway, still a really good movie and I thought it made much better (or at least more consistent) use of 3D throughout the film than most things I've seen.
He was also the original (uncredited) voice of The Sheriff in "Squidbillies." This bums me out more than Jobs. http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x771640177/Charles-Napier-Bakersfields-leading-man-dies-at-75